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From natural imposing boundaries, to be virtually no borders in places in Europe, here are the STRANGEST International Borders Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 12. Norway and Sweden 11. North Korea at Night 10. The Zambezi River Gorge 9. Brazil and Argentina On one side of the waterfall you have Portuguese and on the other side you have Spanish! The long border between Brazil and Argentina stretches 785 miles. The scenic Iguazu Falls sits right between these two south american countries and is only 3 miles away from the border with Paraguay. 8. France and Brazil France has a few territories over sea that they call the Territoires D’outre Mers but have been given nearly the same political importance as regions in the mainland. One of these is French Guyana which is located in South America and shares a border with the country of Brazil. The two nations are separated by immense tropical rainforests and there is little to no presence of either country along the border. 7. Poland and Russia The Russian exclave known as Kaliningrad is located just north of Poland. The land was given to Russia after World War II and has acted as a valuable port city for Russia due to its location on the Baltic sea. The land here was primarily dominated by Germans for a long period in history but in modern times, there are primarily ethnic Russians living here. The border is quite tense due to disagreements between Nato and Russia. There’s only 4 entrances to Poland from Kaliningrad and each one is heavily guarded, especially in comparison to EU countries. 6. 3 Country Point This bizarre border isn’t really much of a border at all and you can just walk from one side to the other with no fuss from customs! There’s a spot near the german city of Kaliningrad where you can chill in the netherlands, and belgium as well. You can even take a seat in all 3 countries in a matter of a few seconds. Now when people ask what countries you’ve visited, you can just go ahead and check off 3 at one time 5. Serbia and Croatia There’s places in Croatia that aren’t necessarily safe for tourists. There’s an estimated 50,000 landmines scattered across a 310 square mile area and signs are placed to warn people. This is mostly found near the border with Serbia where some of the most intense fighting in the 1990’s took place. Some even fear that migrants will unknowingly cross these fields in order to make it to Northern Europe. This tough 14 year old croatian boy plays with anti tank landmines that were found near his village. We assume they’ve been disarmed but who knows. Anyways, there’ve been efforts to clear out these landmines but it’s certainly an expensive and dangerous operation. So just stick to the beaches! 4. Lesotho and South Africa Lesotho is a landlocked country, completely surrounded by South Africa and has somehow remained independent. Its Geographical location separates it from South Africa and makes it the only nation that lies completely over a kilometer above sea level. Some have wanted lesetho to be annexed by south africa which would help give it access to other parts of the world The population is 1.9 million but the aids epidemic here has diminished living standards. In any case, in order to get to this country, one must take a street called sani pass in order to reach the necessary elevation. 3. US Canada You can see how land was broken up in a bizarre fashion in the northwest pacific and if you take a look at a place known as point roberts, south of vancouver you can get an idea. If for some reason you had to this isolated little peninsula, you would have to go through border patrol in Canada, and then once again for the US. So safe to say it’s pretty secure. The strange breakup was due to the oregon treaty which broke up the US and canada at the 49 parallel 2. The Three Country Cairn This is actually located in Norway, Sweden and Finland since it marks the area where all three countries meet. With Finland having a long history of wars with Russia, for a long period of time, Finland was either controlled by Russia or their borders were disputed. Finland declared independence from Russia during World War I. Although Finland lost more territory in the years to come, it was a small price to pay for their eventual independence. Finally, even after some disputes with Norway, the final stone was place and all three countries came to an agreement. Some even claim it to be the smallest island in the world. Now you can take photos being in 3 countries at once! 1.Bering Strait In case you were wondering, there’s a little island of alaska known as little diomede in the Bering Straight and it’s the only place where you can see russia from the United States. The US and Russians decided that these two islands would separate the countries in order to ensure fishing boundaries. Big diomede falls within russian territory
Borders sometimes look pretty strange on a map. Usually, borders exist where there is a river, a mountain range or some other geographical feature. But other times, borders are complete creations of politics or old history and often times look pretty strange. This video is about five of the strangest looking panhandles found in global borders; a panhandle being a part of a country that juts out away from the rest of the country. Music is by Ross Bugden, please check out his great channel! Link to music: Intense and Upbeat Electronic Trailer Music - Black Heat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhqnK65AZmM Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ?spfreload=5 Battlefield One is a copyright of DICE and EA, used here under fair use.
Bridges are an important innovation in infrastructure and architecture, allowing us to traverse areas in relative safety. Here are 20 of the most incredible and amazing bridges you'll ever see! Subscribe for more! ► https://goo.gl/pgcoq1 ◄ Stay updated ► https://goo.gl/JyGcTt https://goo.gl/5c8dzr ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org Be Amazed at these incredible bridges! Banpo Bridge, Korea - Banpodaegyo Bridge is most famous for the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain which runs along 570 metres of its length on both sides. Devil’s bridge, Germany - Known as Rakotzbrücke, this stunning stone bridge was commissioned by a knight in 1860. Moses Bridge - The West Brabant Line is dotted with 17th century forts and many were surrounded by moats which were deep enough to protect from marauders but too shallow for boat travel. Rolling Bridge, England - At Paddington Basin in London, this 12 metre bridge connects low-lying paths without encumbering river access to the surrounding buildings and offices. Designed by the prolific Thomas Heatherwick, this bridge unfurls via the use of concealed hydraulic pumps. Slauerhoffbrug, Netherlands - Another rather extraordinary example of a moving bridge, this bridge in the Netherlands nicknamed by some as the ‘terminator bridge’ or ‘flying drawbridge’ actually retracts a whole section of road in order to let river traffic through. It does this as many as 10 times a day. The Millau Viaduct, France - This amazing bridge is widely considered to be one of the world’s finest and it was the world’s tallest bridge with a high point of almost 350 metres above the ground until China’s Duge bridge seized that accolade in 2016. Ponte Vecchio, Italy - This gorgeous historical bridge in Florence is noteworthy because of the shops built into its stoney construction. This bridge actually first appears in a document dated to 996. Akashi-Kaikyo, Japan - This extremely beautiful bridge situated near Kobe, Japan, is the world’s longest suspension bridge with a total length of 3,911 metres. Golden Gate Bridge, USA - The Golden Gate Bridge is an internationally recognized symbol of the USA and is one of the country’s most important architectural works. Multnomah falls bridge - You only have to glance at this bridge to see that it’s a bit special. Duge BridgeChina - In this modern era of bridge building, huge and mightily tall bridges are possible to build with what seem like next-to-no supports. Siberian Bridge, Russia - Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland - Overlooking spectacular views of the Swiss Alps is this pedestrian-only suspension bridge. Living root bridges, India - Cherrapunji in Northeastern India is one of the wettest places on Earth and hosts an extraordinary tree named the Ficus elastica. Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany - Jiangzhou Immortal Bridge, China - Natural arches are the bridges of nature and some of these awesome rock formations have existed for several millennia. LEGO Bridge, Germany - This quirky bridge is fortunately not created from actual giant plastic lego bricks but is instead a concrete bridge painted by street artist Martin Heuwold.
There are more than 200 countries in the world, and we’re sure you’ve heard of each of them at least once. However, there are territories we never knew existed. They occupy a super small area, and some of them are inhabited by just a couple of families. For example, one of the smallest countries in the world is a micronation founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, three dogs, one cat, and one rabbit. Molossia has its own national anthem, national emblem, and the national flag. They even have the death penalty for particularly serious crimes. It issues its own passports and even has a space program. In May 2017, the Republic turned 40 years old. TIMESTAMPS (Top Smallest Countries) 10. Palau 0:41 9. Niue 1:30 8. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2:15 7. The Principality of Hutt River 3:02 6. Tuvalu 3:50 5. Nauru 4:27 4. The Principality of Seborga 5:12 3. Sovereign Military Order of Malta 5:54 2. The Principality of Sealand 6:52 1. The Republic of Molossia 7:26 SUMMARY - Palau Populaion: 21, 347 people The Republic of Palau is an island country which consists of more than 300 islands of different sizes. - Niue Population: 1,190 people Niue is a tiny island state in Oceania. Despite the amazing views, tourism is not popular there. - Saint Kitts and Nevis Population: 52,329 people The state consists of two islands: Saint Kitts and Nevis. One of the main sources of income is the economic citizenship program that allows anyone who has at least $250,000 to invest in the local sugar industry. - The Principality of Hutt River Population: 30 people The Principality of Hutt River is a micronation located in the province of the same name in Australia. It was founded by Leonard Casley, who declared his farm to be a new and independent state. - Tuvalu Population: 10,959 people Tuvalu is one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world. The economic situation of the tiny state could be even more disastrous if Tuvalu hadn’t been given the Internet domain .tv. - Nauru Population: 9,591 people Nauru is the smallest independent republic and the smallest island state on our planet. Nauru has neither an official capital nor public transportation system, and 25 miles of its roads are used by locals driving their private vehicles. - The Principality of Seborga Population: 312 people This micronation on the territory of Italy is ruled by His Tremendousness Marcello I. - Sovereign Military Order of Malta Population: 113,500 people Apart from Vatican City, there is another tiny state on the territory of Rome, which is called the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Its area is 0.012 sq. km., and it occupies three buildings. - The Principality of Sealand Population: 27 people The unrecognized state of Sealand is a sea platform located 6 miles away from the coast of Great Britain. Sealand is governed by a self-proclaimed Prince Regent. - The Republic of Molossia Population: 7 people The self-proclaimed Republic of Molossia is a micronation founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, three dogs, one cat, and one rabbit. Which country or countries would you like to visit and why? Share your thoughts in the comments! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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A look at some of the most craziest and contrasting borders in the world!